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Octopus Sun
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What/How does everyone keep their coins and gaffs stored when not in use?
Do you have them on display, in cases, purses, or a plain ol' box?
Myself, I don't have much yet, and was curious how you all kept your coins safe.
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I use coin purses. I keep the purses in my close up case.
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In a fire proof lock box when at home. In goshman/JOL coin purses when I'm out using them.
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I use Onosaka coin purses and Goshman purses while performing, and in between times and for storage, I use these little leather cases I bought from Office Depot that are made by CaseLogic. They are for storing SD cards. I can hold 6 U.S. Silver Dollar-sized coins or 12 U.S. Half Dollar-size coins in each case. The best part is that the protective lining on the inside is the lint-free type, which also helps protect the coins further. These cases have a belt loop on them too. I bought 10 of them on clearance for $2 each, but they normally sell for $4-5 anyway, so not that expensive for a great little case.
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Case Logic is great. The larger ones are handy too...

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BTW:The thought just occurred that photos of this stuff would be good for insurance purposes.
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@Jazzy: Is that little brown purse in the lower left corner a Bob Kohler coin purse? I have one from him that looks similar but it closes with a snap and yours looks like it folds shut, at least from the photo it does. The Kohler purse is also lined with a soft material to protect the coins from damage from the tanning chemicals in the leather. Also, are those two wooden Okito boxes from Rings n Things 2?


I have several decorative handmade wooden boxes lined with velvet inside that I use to store my large Okito box collection in, and I never thought of using the sectional CaseLogic cases to store them while out performing. I will have to get some of those. Thanks for the idea!
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That particular purse is English origin, well over 50 years old. It belonged to my Dad.
It does fold shut but has no lining.
Here are two places that sell that style...
http://www.polandbymail.com/get_item_sko......ouch.htm

http://www.menswallet.com/easychangepurse6223.html

The bloodwood Okito boxes are expertly made by Michael Myatt, now available from RnT2, and an absolute joy to use.
I made the compartments myself with scrap maple, a Japanese saw and some plush fabric glued on.

I have several of the CaseLogic drive cases, each holding a complete set for close-up.
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I was curious about the Okito boxes because I also have a few made by him in various woods. The purpleheart is my favorite. They really are beautiful!
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JOL purses are hard to beat. They are lined and they are beautiful. I keep my most expensive gaffs in them.
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Real nice collection Jazzy, looks great! I have a few of those purses but tend mostly to just carry a few coins in my pocket most times. Smile
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I store my coins in a Case Logic SD storage cases, they cost about $5 at Walmart. For carrying around I use a Lowepro case.
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Leather coin purses. When not in use/on me, I keep them in the purses, in a safe.
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On 2011-07-29 23:07, Sammy J. wrote:
JOL purses are hard to beat. They are lined and they are beautiful. I keep my most expensive gaffs in them.


100% agree, but jazzy has nice bags too, very nice collection jazzy. Smile

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Thanks guys.
The only high-end gaffs there are the OxF set (top left) and the John Jurney Chinese set.
The dark Chinese coins are actually about 1,000 years old. It took forever to find the right sizes.

The purse under the OxF is a cheap one from Chinatown but it is gaffed to conceal multiple halfs perfectly,
It looks and feels empty but coins spill out on the table at will. It's great for "Flash Coins Relit".
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Seems like you got your sets under control there Jazzy my friend. Smile I like the Case Logic purses but always wished they had a way to sorta lock the coins in place in their sections because sometimes as the pouch moves around in your pocket the coins can dislodge and end up all over the place inside. Small problem but it would be nice to have a fix for that. Smile

I still carry coins at times in my old way, which was to simply stick a set or stack of 3 or 4 coins in a Bulldog Clip to hold them together in my pocket. Smile I don't carry a lot around with me nowadays, just a few (2-3) that I can do several different things with. But collections stored in the way you show them here are fun to keep and present in such order and believe me, I've been there. Smile

Oh, and I absolutely love the John Jurney coins, shame he stop making them. Smile They are the absolute best Chinese coins I've ever used and I still carry and use a special dollar size one every day. Smile Love that coin! Smile
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The SD case logic, picked it up at Walmart for under $6, it has six very secure pockets. There is no coin movement.
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I have reduced the number of gaffs and coins I carry around with me to a mere handful. I keep these in a CaseLogic SD card case.

However, it does look strange if you bring out your clever little coin purse before you go into a coin routine. So I have worked out a "transition" to get things into place with little or no hassle. This may not work for you, but it works very well for me.

I normally wear a vest when I feel that I'm going to perform. The vest conceals a number of items that fit into my show. In my right vest pocket, I keep the coins I use for my non-gaff Scotch and Soda routine. I can reach into that pocket, remove what I need, and get it into play without it looking odd at all. I keep the gaffed coins I use for CBS in the ticket pocket of my jacket. The ungaffed coins are in the main section of the same pocket. So when I do the routine, everything can be located by touch.

When I have finished working and I head out to my car, all the coins go back into the SD card case.
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Mr. Neighbors has an incredible sysytem. He helped me find some great coin purses at some thrift shops when he visited Spokane last weekend. Hope he gives some details here.
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Hi Atom,
I am not Sure what I Can say! The Mult.- pocketed Bag that I showed you Was also bought at A thrift Shop A few years ago! Smile So it's not something I can say go out and get this!!! Smile So If you have some Thrift shops Near where you Live Just go out and hit them 2-3 times a week!!! You will never know what you can fine unless you do! Smile
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David is being somewhat modest as far as his set-up. He is always ready to go. Several small purses holding specic sets (like CSB, Cerberus, Triple T--you get the idea). And these many purses go into a very well-organized bag. He labels his items also, like Super Coin. He really helped me get my act together so I could, er, get my act together.

The guy's an eagle-eye at thrift stores and coin shops.

And extremely organized so he can do routines at a moment's notice.
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